Staff Directory


Shri A K Srivastava,
Former Member, IFS, Director General
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Mr A.K.Srivastava, a veteran professional forester, was a member of the Indian Forest Service. He has worked as Director General of Forests and Special Secretary, Additional Director General of Forests (Forest Conservation), Chief Executive Officer, CAMPA and Director, Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. He had been ex-officio Chairman and Member, National Forest Advisory Committee, ex-officio Member, National Biodiversity Authority and Animal Welfare Board of India. Presently, he is associated with the Ministry as an Expert Member of the ‘Monitoring Group’ of National Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (National CAMPA).

Earlier, in his State Cadre of Jammu and Kashmir, he had worked at various senior positions like PCCF and Chief Wildlife Warden, Jammu and Kashmir, Managing Director, J&K State Forest Corporation and Director, Department of Social Forestry. He also worked as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment .

He is working as Director General, Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), a not for profit organization, mandated for diverse conservation activities and development of certification standards for various constituents of our natural resource base viz forests, trees outside forests, protected areas and wetlands, non-wood forest products, quality planting materials, ecotourism, biofuel and biomass, etc. NCCF is also developing a voluntary Carbon Registry for India. NCCF is actively providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change and State Forest Departments in the matters of forest certification.

Mr Srivastava is also functioning as Chairman, Green The Earth Trust, recently established in Delhi for afforestation and environmental consciousness.

VARUN Grover

Mr. Varun Grover
Group Coordinator
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A Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) and in Mechanical Engineering. He previously interned with NCCF and joined full time in April 2017. He is currently coordinating the SDGs – PAWS, NWFP and TOF and is also assisting secretariat in their work/activities.

Ms. Upasna Singh,
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A Post Graduate (MBA) in Natural resources and Sustainable Development from Amity School of Natural Resources Development and graduate in Resource Management. She has joined NCCF in the Coordination and Administration department. She is currently looking after the administrative activities of NCCF, coordination of the Quality Planting Material Certification Standard Development Group and membership of the society

NCCF getting need based support from Honorary Advisors, professional experts, certification bodies, Chartered Accountant, legal/ audit/ IT /media consultants etc. on outsourcing basis. Our biggest strength is networking and multi stakeholder partnerships.


Mr. Sujit Gupta,
Legal Advisor, NCCF
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Shri. A K Bansal,
IFS (retd), Chair,
Dispute Resolution Committee

SL. No.NAMEE-mail ID
1Mr. A K Varma, IFS (retd)
2Mr. A K Bansal , IFS (retd)
3Mr. Suneel Pandey, ITC
4Mr. J K
5Mr. Sachin Raj
6Mr. I V Rama
7Mr. Rakesh 
8Mr. Sanjeev
9Mr. Kh_